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News related to the wider world of biotechnology and healthcare developments and the adjoining investment landscape, with Grace Century’s expert views and opinions.

A good reason: Why Grace Century projects are based in heathcare and life sciences

?This report highlights why Grace Century?s portfolio projects are 100% in healthcare and life sciences,? explains Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “The sector (life sciences) is not only where the future of healthcare is, but it has also proven to be immune from economic cycles such as recession, and volatility in financial markets.”

“Back to the Future” – an appropriate title for telemedicine

If you think about it, ‘Back to the Future’ would be the appropriate title for telemedicine,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “Just like the old days, when a doctor made house calls at a fraction of the cost. This is why our portfolio project, the PWeR platform, with The Quantum Group has made … Continue reading “Back to the Future” – an appropriate title for telemedicine

Feds ease up on the meaningful use electronic health records (EHR) program

This article (below) demonstrates what happens when government tries to force down someone?s proverbial throat,? says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century. “Change is hard for any industry, especially the size and importance of the U.S. healthcare industry, but when there are products on the market which are not true solutions, … Continue reading Feds ease up on the meaningful use electronic health records (EHR) program

U.S. officials hope genetic data from thousands of participants in ongoing studies

?In an effort to remain the leader in health and innovative breakthroughs, President Obama announced a pioneer announcement for analyzing DNA last week,” says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?All can say is that this is a perfect premise for a science fiction movie!” WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015 – The Gulf Today)— The United … Continue reading U.S. officials hope genetic data from thousands of participants in ongoing studies

Science is starting to unravel the mysteries using stem cells and gene therapies

?PURE? STEM CELLS LET MICE FIGHT OFF HIV ?Again, it’s good to be a mouse,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Research and CEO of Grace Century. ?Science is starting to unravel the mysteries using stem cells and gene therapies… they are using a regenerative medicine approach to fight the diseases of our world. We’re actually … Continue reading Science is starting to unravel the mysteries using stem cells and gene therapies

Electronic health records and end-of-life directives – an unaddressed hurdle

If EHR is to live up to its promise of truly improving healthcare AND reducing costs, one of the most obvious areas that must be addressed is end of life directives. As described in the commentary below (Politico article), this area of healthcare is still an unaddressed hurdle for the EHR industry,? says Scott Wolf, … Continue reading Electronic health records and end-of-life directives – an unaddressed hurdle

Google Glass and other technologies will continue to enhance healthcare services

The world is travelling faster than ever before,” comments Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “As we read in the article below, the applications are endless for the convergence of technology and information systems with regard to healthcare.” “Even this week, the outbreak of influenza in the U.S. has doctors seeing patients over Skype, versus … Continue reading Google Glass and other technologies will continue to enhance healthcare services

Pioneering Ebola Care with Robust Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Medical Records will be ground zero for the fight of future disease outbreaks, like Ebola,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?Data mining, as well as managing a patients wellness, is the cornerstone of any successful EMR platform.”

The “NEW” Age Of Electronic Medical Records …still a very new industry

Regarding this last week’s article in Forbes, by Peter Ubel (The Age of Electronic Medical Records Is Upon Us), I don?t believe 90% of what was quoted in this article,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “I don’t believe that the 37% meet all requirements! So that means if these numbers are correct, the … Continue reading The “NEW” Age Of Electronic Medical Records …still a very new industry

Gold is perceived as a store-house of wealth. It has an emotional factor…

I don?t believe there is a direct trade-off and correlation as it is described in this article and how it relates to gold and the world equity markets,” says Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century – a private equity consultancy and international research firm located outside of Dubai, UAE. “Money will … Continue reading Gold is perceived as a store-house of wealth. It has an emotional factor…

Windowless Planes? Innovation keeps marching forward…

Innovation keeps marching forward with the development of a windowless plane,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?I’m sure most people have an initial pushback on this, regardless of the claim of lower fuel costs, safer planes, less environmental footprint, etc. People probably had the same first impression with the original airplanes as well!”

The Stem Cell Industry is on the rise – never look back!

More incredible news for the stem cell industry! Scientists develop cancer-fighting stem cells in lab Scientists develop cancer-killing stem cells in lab. PressTV.com – Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:19AM GMT Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors. >>Read the story here.

New US Federal Housing Agency rules – it’s getting easier to get a loan… again

The biggest scam ever played is about to be revisited,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century.“You had paper shoved down every investor?s throat for years, the world goes to the edge of the financial cliff and 6 years later, the memories are gone. It’s like it never happened. Look at what they are about … Continue reading New US Federal Housing Agency rules – it’s getting easier to get a loan… again

It’s impossible for a market to do what you think it should do….

As discussed, it is impossible for a market to do what you think (it should do) if everybody is on the same side,? Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, commented in relation to a recent article on 10 year Bond yields in the U.S. “If everyone is one way, that means everyone has already positioned … Continue reading It’s impossible for a market to do what you think it should do….

Bear market has begun – buyers beware

You can?t have a market go up when everybody bullish. Nothing like getting the doom and gloomers back in the conversation,” according to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “We maintain our opinion is to keep selling U.S. 10-year yields. Listen to this story [podcast], below on “buyers beware.”

Stem cells and possible treatments for diabetes have long been the focus of researchers

Stem cells and possible treatments for diabetes have long been the focus of researchers,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Research and CEO of Grace Century. ?Once the ceiling is clearly penetrated, prepare yourself for a tsunami of advancements.” Could this stem cell breakthrough offer an end to diabetes? Expert promised his sick son he’d find … Continue reading Stem cells and possible treatments for diabetes have long been the focus of researchers

Bone marrow or teeth? Store-A-Tooth provides the answer!

The answer is simple: Teeth! The same stem cells found in bone marrow are also found in teeth. Find out more about Store-A-Tooth – a service that lets you preserve the stem cells in you or your children’s teeth. Dental stem cells are found in any healthy tooth.

Are you a diamond, a star, a transformer or a rocket ship?

I think it is impossible to categorize any one personality type or desire when looking at what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century in Dubai. ?To run a successful start-up, from my experience , requires a menu of skill sets sprinkled with some flexibility.”

How industries are morphing and recreating through the EHR replacement industry

Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, points to another example of how industries are morphing and recreating through the EHR (electronic health records) replacement industry. ?We aren?t even at a point to where 50% of the providers (doctors) are signed up per the mandatory deadline of December, 2014, and we are already seeing replacement criteria … Continue reading How industries are morphing and recreating through the EHR replacement industry

Growing coverage for regenerative medicine ….out of necessity

?Grace Century searches the globe for opportunities, that?s how we work in our business,? says Scott Wolf, CEO. “Here’s an article from The Japan News that gives a perfect example of one industry, gowing something out of necessity, to provide for regenerative medicine coverage.”

Grace Century’s Scott Wolf says investors must take a longer view of market cycles

Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century and Director of Research, has been urging all of Grace Century members to start positioning short the bonds for almost a year. Wolf provides his insight in an upcoming Investment Life magazine article, to which he is also a monthly contributor. The article below is a great example of … Continue reading Grace Century’s Scott Wolf says investors must take a longer view of market cycles

Store-A-Tooth CEO Discusses Stem Cell Bio Banking on Wharton Business Radio

Howard Greenman, CEO of Provia Laboratories and Store-A-Tooth, talks about stem cells and regenerative medicine on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM 111. September 22, 2014

Stem cells to help heal tennis elbow anyone? Yes…

Patients are receiving jabs to heal hard-to-treat tendon injuries By ROGER DOBSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 18:06 EST, 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 18:06 EST, 22 September 2014 Scientists believe stem cells will provide a more effective solution for tendon injuries Patients are receiving jabs of their own cells in an attempt to heal … Continue reading Stem cells to help heal tennis elbow anyone? Yes…

Mark Cuban’s Good Common Sense Advice

This is good common sense advice from Mr. Cuban,? according to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?How many people would love to get a guaranteed 15-25% return on their money? That’s what you’re paying on your credit card, so why not pay it off? That’s the first step that must be taken before making … Continue reading Mark Cuban’s Good Common Sense Advice

Why Electronic Health Records need a design overhaul

?This article highlights what we have been saying all along,” Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, comments. “The existing EHR platforms are built on top of 1960?s ideas, and simply are not user-friendly. What good is an EHR platform if it creates more work, less useable data and increases costs instead of reducing??

At some point, the rich and ultra-rich stop keeping count of wealth as a barometer

“This article does a great job at highlighting not just the most obvious of favorable tax environment,” Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century said. “It also highlights how today?s generation are true Global Citizens. At Grace Century, we have discovered that the rich and ultra-rich stop keeping count of wealth as a barometer or a … Continue reading At some point, the rich and ultra-rich stop keeping count of wealth as a barometer

Doctors vs. Electronic Health Records

“The EHRs in the market place are not built around the problems in healthcare, but by code writers and around a set of government standards, that does not make the system any smarter,? says Scott Wolf CEO of Grace Century. “Our project, the Quantum Group, their platform solves the problems and is extremely user friendly. … Continue reading Doctors vs. Electronic Health Records

Are electronic health records safe? Tech is not fool proof!

After the recent hacking scandal of so many retailers and banks, many question the integrity and safety of the ?cloud,” says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century.?This article makes a great point, that like anything else… including our finances and credit records, it is ultimately each individuals responsibility to keep vigilant on their own personal … Continue reading Are electronic health records safe? Tech is not fool proof!

Could healthcare be the next windfall for tech funds?

According to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, “With demographics in favor of the healthcare sector, and technology moving in favor of health related ventures, venture capitalists smell blood. The one thing they never tell you is that when it comes to a pure start-up, it is very difficult to get funding after the ‘dot-com … Continue reading Could healthcare be the next windfall for tech funds?

Your smartphone is not that smart… yet!

“There is just no way to skirt around HIPAA privacy rules,? says Scott wolf, CEO of Grace Century. ?While the mobile phone manufactuers like Apple are keen to supply you with as many health related apps as they can, regulation is the engine?s governor with regulation?s web and ‘patients? rights’ concerns.?

Medical cast using 3D printing could heal broken bones faster

As new innovations, such as the 3-D printer take hold, Grace Century continues to search for the next ?big thing? in life sciences and healthcare. According to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, “The Osteiod is exactly the kind of product that we look for to bring value to our investors in the right space. … Continue reading Medical cast using 3D printing could heal broken bones faster

Survey showed doctors are increasing their use of electronic medical records – really?

According to Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, ?My university statistician professor started the very first day of class by saying ‘100% of the people who ate pickles in 1742′ died. Therefore pickles cause death.’ That comment has stuck with me over the years on just how much statistics can be manipulated to anyone?s benefit.” … Continue reading Survey showed doctors are increasing their use of electronic medical records – really?

Regenerative medicine specialists seeing results using stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal pain

The search for a cure and relef in all areas of healthcare will not stop any time soon… Stem cell therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) By Dr. Scott Brandt August 23, 2014, 12:39 pm

Pioneering stem cell treatment could offer hope to 750,000 heart patients

As universities and research centers around the world, continue to unravel the wonders of stem cells, we will consistently continue to read about studies and hear about promising news from many sources. We are experiencing the stem cell revolution, and the possibilities are endless. “We know one thing for sure, the younger the cells are … Continue reading Pioneering stem cell treatment could offer hope to 750,000 heart patients

Telemedicine and mobile healthcare trends in greater demand

Trends such as telemedicine and mobility are quickly becoming not only accepted, but demanded by both providers and users in the healthcare sector,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Research and CEO of Grace Century. According to Wolf and just as the article below articulates, Grace Century’s Quantum Group project has been incorporating the telemedicine capability … Continue reading Telemedicine and mobile healthcare trends in greater demand

Electronic Health Records and the use patients? work information to address health issues

One of the key benefits associated with electronic health records is data mining,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Reserach and CEO of Grace Century. Never before have we been able to gather, sort, and turn raw data into useable information in relation to healthcare. This information obviously is a key ingredient in our project, The … Continue reading Electronic Health Records and the use patients? work information to address health issues

Like “bees to honey”–the potential of health apps and smartphones

Like bees to honey?…everybody can see the potential of health apps and smartphones,? says Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. “We have seen this happening for years now,” according to Noel Guillama, President of The Quantum Group Inc., Grace Century’s electronic medical record project. “There are plenty of patents pending in the healthcare app space, … Continue reading Like “bees to honey”–the potential of health apps and smartphones

Brain damage caused by strokes could be repaired thanks to a new stem cell treatment

Hope for future treatment of thousands of stroke sufferers from stem cells Brain damage caused by strokes could be repaired thanks to a new treatment which could revolutionise the treatment for the deadly condition. This is one of the many breakthrough and promising studies being done using a person?s own stem cells. As we have … Continue reading Brain damage caused by strokes could be repaired thanks to a new stem cell treatment

Grace Century?s Electronic Health Records Project, The Quantum Group, Signs $10 Million Funding Agreement with U.K.?s Pro-Activ Group

For Immediate Release Contact: Laurie Pehar Borsh PR LauriePeharBorsh@LPBPR.com PR@gracecentury.com +1-8009152151×706 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (July 29, 2014)?Grace Century, has announced that a $10M allotment in Preferred Series AA, 5% has been agreed with U.K.?s joint relationship between Pro-Activ Group and Property Accountancy & Management Ltd. to advance the EHR (electronic health record) project with … Continue reading Grace Century?s Electronic Health Records Project, The Quantum Group, Signs $10 Million Funding Agreement with U.K.?s Pro-Activ Group

Pioneering Doctor Uses Toddler’s Own Cells to Build Trachea

NBC Nightlly News Published online: June 27, 2014 Our cells are the strongest and most adaptive when we are young.

Dental stem cells may assist stroke patients

British Dental Journal 216, 612 (2014) Published online: 13 June 2014 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.469 Stem cells from teeth can develop and form complex networks of brain-like cells, according to laboratory studies undertaken at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Stem Cell Research. Although these cells haven’t developed into fully fledged neurons, researchers believe it’s just a … Continue reading Dental stem cells may assist stroke patients

Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors

By Laura Landro – June 9, 2014 7:02 p.m. ET More health care providers are encouraging patients to correct errors in their medical records, allowing them to view their doctors’ notes about them online, and add their own thoughts. WSJ’s Laura Landro discusses with Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Health-care providers are giving … Continue reading Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors

UAE world’s top destination for professionals: LinkedIn

By Shuchita Kapur – Wednesday, June 04, 2014 The UAE is the most popular work destination for professionals, according to a new report by professional networking site LinkedIn, which also reveals that India is the leading provider of expat talent to the UAE. The findings are based on a global study of 300 million members … Continue reading UAE world’s top destination for professionals: LinkedIn

Stem cell therapy shows promise for multiple sclerosis in mouse model

La Jolla, California – Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:00 Hrs [IST] Mice crippled by an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis (MS) regained the ability to walk and run after a team of researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), University of Utah and University of California (UC), Irvine implanted human stem … Continue reading Stem cell therapy shows promise for multiple sclerosis in mouse model